I-94 closed due to suicide threat

Molly Novak

 Police officers responded to an emergency situation on Interstate 94 near the Lyndale Avenue bridge, causing traffic to pile up.

Witnesses called in a man threatening to jump from the bridge into traffic below just before 10:30 a.m., reported Kare 11.

Minneapolis police spokesman tweeted that two lanes of westbound and all eastbound lanes had been shut down while negotiationg teams talked with the man.

Kare 11 tweeted later that the man had been successfully brought to safety and the lanes reopened.